Find Lawyers in St. Louis, Missouri for Litigation - Municipal
D. Keith Henson has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America since 2005. He has also been ranked annually by St. Louis Magazine as one of St. Louis’ “Top Lawyers” for municipal law. He has lectured on a wide range of topics relating to employment law and constitutional law. For the last 25 years, he has worked in a general litigation practice with a focus in the areas of constitutional law, personal injury and wrongful death, products liability , medical malpractice, munic...
Litigation - Municipal Definition
Municipal litigation also may encompass eminent domain proceedings, code enforcement actions, disputes over the scope of home rule powers, citizen taxpayer suits, tax proceedings, election law challenges, questions relating to the appointment of emergency managers, and other disputes involving governmental entities, whether they be based in contract or tort. For example, municipal litigators may find themselves addressing disputes over construction projects involving private developers and construction companies, questions concerning rate setting by municipal utilities or negligence claims involving accidents that occurred on municipally controlled or municipally owned properties.
Although the disputes that municipalities may face are quite varied and broad, municipal litigators bring a special expertise to each of these disputes because of their familiarity with and knowledge of the specific universe of statutory law that applies to public bodies. Municipal litigation involves not only an understanding of the basic underlying dispute between the parties, but also an understanding of how the dispute is affected by the laws regulating and governing governmental entities in a specific jurisdiction.
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